01/22/2015 02:11 EST | Updated 03/24/2015 05:59 EDT

Cassie Sharpe wins silver in ski halfpipe at worlds

Canada's Cassie Sharpe won the silver medal Thursday in the women's ski halfpipe event at the freestyle world championships in Austria.

Sharpe, from Comox, B.C., scored 81.0 points to finish between a pair of Swiss athletes: gold medallist Virginie Faivre (83.8) and Mirjam Jaeger (79.8), who got the bronze.

With three days of competition left, Canada has won eight medals. That's at least twice the total of any other country except the Unites States, which has 10.

Smaine takes men's gold

American Kyle Smaine won the men's event with a score of 88.0, beating Frenchman Joffrey Pollet-Villard (86.6) and Swiss Yannic Lerjen (82.4).

Matt Margetts was the top Canadian. He finished ninth.

The freestyle worlds continue Friday with the snowboard parallel giant slalom finals (, 7:30 a.m. ET).